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Thursday, 28 January 2010

Caroline Attard (vocals)

(Also known as: Carolyn Bown)
BANDS:
  • The Other Two [1964-1969]
  • Storyteller [1969-1971]
  • Elton John Band [Feb 72]

BIOGRAPHY:

Wonderful vocalist.


THE OTHER TWO


Caroline started her career in a duo called The Other Two:

THE OTHER TWO #1
1964-1969
Caroline Attard
vocals
Jemima Smith
vocals
Storytellerê

After a couple of singles, they went on tour with some great bands and soloists, during the 60s. In 1964, they were in the same bill as Chuck Berry and The Nashville Teens. The Nashville Teens backed them during the tour, although there were other bands that played with them during that time (Downliners Sect, for example).

After 5 years, they split in 1969.


STORYTELLER


Around 1969, Caroline Attard moved to a new band that was being formed, Storyteller:

STORYTELLER #1
1969-?
êThe Other Two
Caroline Attard
vocals
Terry Durham
vocals
Roger Moon
guitar, vocals
Mike Rogers
guitar, vocals

Andy Bown was friends with them, so he used to play bass with the band when he had some spare time (he was in The Herd by then).
Some time later, they get a permanent bassist:

STORYTELLER #2
?
Caroline Attard
vocals
Terry Durham
vocals
Roger Moon
guitar, vocals
Mike Rogers
guitar, vocals
Rod Clark
bass

Their first album, Storyteller was produced by Andy Bown and Peter Frampton. This album has been reissued on CD, with 6 bonus tracks (they're really taken from their 2nd album, More pages).
After the 1st album, Rod Clark leaves Storyteller, being substituted by Chris Belshaw:

STORYTELLER #3
?
Caroline Attard
vocals
Terry Durham
vocals
Roger Moon
guitar, vocals
Mike Rogers
guitar, vocals
Chris Belshaw
bass, vocals

Their 2nd album, More pages, was produced by Andy Bown alone. It contains the contribution of Henry Spinetti on drums who was to join the band, and Harry Beckett on trumpet and flugelhorn.
Now with Henry Spinetti, this is the new lineup in 1971:

STORYTELLER #4
1971
Caroline Attard
vocals
Terry Durham
vocals
Roger Moon
guitar, vocals
Chris Belshaw
bass, vocals
Henry Spinetti
drums
Elton John Bandê

But the band finally parted ways in that same year 1971.

Around that time, Caroline married to Andy Bown, and she became Carolyn Bown.


ELTON JOHN BAND


In February 1972, Elton John includes superb vocalists and a whole orchestra for his gigs:

ELTON JOHN BAND #?
Feb 72
êStoryteller
Elton John
vocals, keyboards
Davey Johnstone
guitar
Alan Parker
guitar
Dee Murray
bass
Nigel Olsson
drums
Caroline Attard
backing vocals
Lesley Duncan
backing vocals
Madeline Bell
backing vocals
+ The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Buckmaster
conductor
(retired)ê


AND THEN...


After that, she still sang in some albums (the ones I've been able to trace are the ones by her husband), until she became a mother, when she retired from music.

But this story has a very sad end. In 1991, Andy Bown left Status Quo. At first, the reasons weren't made public, but sometime later, it was known that Andy left the band to take care of his wife, who was severely ill with cancer. This was Carolyn. Finally, Carolyn died on July 4th, 2001. Rest in peace.

DISCOGRAPHY: (8 albums known to me - Status: Completed)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (5 credits)
  • I wanna be with you / Grumbling guitar (SINGLE) - The Other Two (1964)

  • Don´t you wanna love me / Hold back the light of dawn (SINGLE) - The Other Two (1965)

  • I´ll never let you go / Not at night (SINGLE) - The Other Two (1966)

  • Storyteller - Storyteller (1970)

    • Members: Chris Belshaw, Rod Clark, Terry Durham, Roger Moon, Mike Rogers, Henry Spinetti (RIP: Caroline Attard)
    • Guests: (RIP: Harry Beckett)
    • Producer: Andy Bown, Peter Frampton
    • Technical: Jerry Boys
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 6 bonus tracks, taken from their 2nd album, More pages. That´s why in the reissue we can find later members such as Chris Belshaw or Henry Spinetti.
  • More pages - Storyteller (1971)

ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
  • Gone to my head - Andy Bown (1972)

  • Sweet William - Andy Bown (1973)

    • Members: Chris Belshaw, Andy Bown, Glen LeFleur, Nico Ramsden
    • Guests: B J Cole, Sue Glover, Skaila Kanga, David Katz, Sunny Leslie (RIP: Caroline Attard, Barry De Souza, Lesley Duncan, Jack Rothstein)
    • Producer: Jimmy Horowitz
    • Comments: Sweet William features Nico Ramsden (guitar), BJ Cole (pedal steel guitar), Chris Belshaw (bass), Jimmy Horowitz (celeste, arranger and producer), Barry De Souza (drums), Glen LeFleur (drums, percussion), Skaila Kanga (harp), and vocals by Lesley Duncan, Sunny Leslie, Sue Glover and Caroline Attard.
SESSIONS (1 credit)
  • Songfall - Phillip Goodhand-Tait (06/1972)

    • Members: Chas Cronk, Ernie Hayes
    • Guests: B J Cole, Ray Cooper, Davey Johnstone, Helen Liebmann, Donald McVay, Roger Pope, Peter Ross, Marian Segal, Barry St John, Liza Strike, Rick Wakeman (RIP: Caroline Attard, Barry De Souza)
    • Comments: Third album by Phillip Goodhand-Tait.

THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Jemima Smith: for her message and info about The Other Two.

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    28/January/2010 - Page added to the blog.
    28/March/2002 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Caroline Attard mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Chris Belshaw (4)
    Andy Bown (4)
    Jemima Smith (3)
    Harry Beckett (2)
    B J Cole (2)
    Barry De Souza (2)
    Lesley Duncan (2)
    Terry Durham (2)
    Peter Frampton (2)
    Jimmy Horowitz (2)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 28/January/2010 - Last modified on: 27/July/2010. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

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